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Happy U-niverse :)

on June 22, 2012

It’s been a really wonderful and lovely week… The blog has been up and running for 7 days now, and the creative flow I’m feeling is abundant. I thought today, I’d share some random awesome anecdotes of things that happened this week that have demonstrated so clearly how the Universe is out to support us… Enjoy!

  1. The Walking Stick

I have a dedicated yoga student who recently severely fractured her ankle while on a run. She’s in a full hard cast, but is COMMITTED to sticking to her yoga practice while she heals. So I’ve been working with her privately in my outdoor yoga sanctuary twice a week to help her rediscover her practice & remind her that yoga can happen anytime, anywhere, and no matter what condition you’re in. She’s doing amazingly…

So during our first session together, she was laying on her back and turned her head and said,

Don’t step on that guy, he’s been next to me this whole time. It was a walking stick bug… She’d never seen one before (and if you haven’t either, here’s what it is: a bug that looks like a stick, and it walks…got it?), and since he blended into the ground, we laughed as we tried to keep track of him as I moved around her and he made his trek from one end of the garden to the other. By the end of our practice he was gone.

Then, she came over for her next session on Wednesday, and told me that she couldn’t stop thinking about the walking stick bug, so she Googled it. She found out that walking sticks are the only bugs who can regenerate their own legs. How’s that for a sign? she said. It was my own little wink from the universe that my leg was going to be fine. I got chills.


2. Louise Passes it along

I had the pleasure of running with another yoga student of mine at Run Club (at the LIttle Yoga Studio) last weekend. She’s come to my class countless times, and has come to several HAPPY-U workshops, including the very first one on New Year’s Day of this year, but I never really got a chance to get to know her. Her name is Louise.

Turns out, Louise is a high school teacher, and among the courses she teaches is a peer-leader style leadership course for upperclassmen to mentor at-risk underclassmen. Louise gets to create the curriculum for this course. Well, unbeknownst to me, Louise became a Happy-U Angel immediately after the New Year’s Workshop when she started passing the knowledge she learned forward to her students. She began integrating the Happiness Principles & Meditation into the curriculum. She started having classwork become about practicing ways to reframe situations in the students’ lives from the perspective of the Universe supported them. Now, they’re all about it. The say things like, “Yeah, we broke up, but the universe is supporting me, so I know it’s all for the best” and “Please, can we meditate today?” And now THEY are passing on THEIR new knowledge to their FRESHMAN. It’s creating this beautiful, happy WEB of positivity.

Louise said she’s seen a significant change in these students. Her signed yearbook is proof, as it is laden with happiness quotes and principles from these kids to their awesome teacher who passed along a bucket full of goodness that will hopefully stick with them for a long, long time…  How flippin’ cool is that?!?! Thank you, Louise, you’re truly an angel!


3. The Universe supports HAPPY-U!

I’m grateful to announce that my handmade journals and bracelets will now be on display for sale at OB Namaste 🙂 I am SO excited about this… I have loved making and sharing these Happiness Reminders with everyone at the Workshops, but now they’ll be available ALL the time 🙂 It’s just another sign that I’m on the right path, and life is sweet, and I can keep making more, and you just need to ASK, and you can get everything you want and BEYOND…

Mmmmm, warm fuzzies this morning. YUM!

Well, my dear ones, here’s to another fabulous week ahead… I’ll leave you with a quote from the Goddess herself, Meryl Streep (as it is her birthday today), and I wish you nothing but love, joy, giggles, and fun in this upcoming weekend. And remember, THE UNIVERSE IS OUT TO SUPPORT YOU!!! Mwah!

    “Integrate what you believe in every single area of your life. Take your heart to work and ask the most and best of everybody else, too.” ~Meryl Streep


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